Throwback Thursday: 1986 Honda Accord

throwbackLet’s Go Back, Way Back!  It’s Throwback Thursday!

Today we are going to start a new feature called Throwback Thursday!  Don’t worry we are still going to be bringing you some DIY Thursday from time to time but we wanted to mix it up a little bit.

Today we bring you the 1986 Honda Accord.  This is the third generation accord and well it was fantastic.  Here is how Honda released it on television.  (Yes the video says 1985 but it was for the 1986 Accord!)

Here is what Car and Driver had to say about the 1986 Honda Accord in January of 1986.

Nine and a half years ago, Honda pinned a target on the wall in the form of the original Accord, and every other manufacturer hoping to compete in the compact class has since been taking its best shot at the mark. Mercedes-Benz has done a commendable job with its 190 line, and others have nipped around the edges of Honda’s hot-selling sedan, but no one has yet matched the Accord’s combination of poise, performance, and price.

For 1986, Honda has for the second time thrown away a very successful Accord and introduced a brand new design. You should not be surprised to hear that there are major improvements on all fronts. The new 2.0-liter engine hums contentedly, even at 100 mph. The bodywork is a seamless blend of covered headlamps, hidden wipers, nearly flush glass, and concealed drip moldings. The door frames fold into the roof, and the hoodline is as low as possible, enhancing aerodynamic penetration. The result is a Cd of just 0.31 (for the hatchback). To optimize the tradeoffs between ride and handling, there are control arms rather than struts at all four corners. Roominess and cargo volumes have been increased appreciably in both three-door and four-door body styles.

The men and women of Honda will now stand politely aside while the competition resumes its fusillade.

BASE PRICE: $8429-13,125

Power (SAE net): 98-110 bhp

EPA city driving (est.): 23-27 mpg

Some other great Pop Culture facts from 1986:

  • first ten musicians are inducted into Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame

Popular Films

  • Top Gun
  • Crocodile Dundee
  • Platoon
  • The Karate Kid, Part II
  • Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
  • Aliens
  • Ruthless People
  • The Color of Money
  • The Money Pit

Popular Musicians

  • Billy Joel
  • Robert Palmer
  • Lionel Richie
  • Van Halen
  • The Police
  • Debbie Harry
  • Simply Red
  • Whitney Houston with ” the greatest love of all “
  • The Pretenders
  • Genesis
  • The Bangles with ” Walk Like and Egyption “
  • Chris de Burgh
  • Madonna with ” Papa Don’t Preach “
  • Prince
  • Culture Club
  • Bruce Springsteen
  • Pet Shop Boys

Popular TV Programmes

  • Magnum, P.I.
  • Dynasty
  • Falcon Crest
  • Hill Street Blues
  • Cagney and Lacey
  • Cheers
  • Fame
  • Family Ties
  • Remington Steele
  • The A-Team
  • Highway to Heaven
  • Murder, She Wrote
  • The Cosby Show
  • EastEnders
  • Growing Pains
  • Neighbours
  • The Twilight Zone

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